A Fire in His Soul, The Man and His Impact on American Orthodox Jewry, by Amos Bunim (Feldheim Publishers), is the comprehensive biography of Mr. Irving M. Bunim z’l (1901-1980).   “Born in Volozhin, Lithuania, and raised in New York in a home steeped in Jewish...

Rav Noach Weinberg - Torah Revolutionary, by Yonoson Rosenblum (Mosaica Press), released in 2020, is the all-encompassing biography of R’ Noach Weinberg zt’l, founder and Rosh Yeshiva of Aish Ha’Torah. In this fascinating, thoroughly researched, all-encompassing, honest, and enlightening biography, we learn of the challenges R’...

Israel, A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Gordis is an absolute must read.  The story of a nation, and land, reborn, begins in Europe in the 1800’s, with the early Zionist movement founders and leaders.  Israel takes us from those early days...

Like Dreamers, by Yossi Klein Halevi, is described in the subtitle as “The story of the Israeli paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem and divided a nation.” When I finished the book, I remarked to my husband that “this is one of the greatest books I have ever...

Shadow Strike, by Yaakov Katz (2019, St. Martin’s Press), is the riveting, fascinating, newly-released must-read account of the 2007 bombing of the Syrian nuclear reactor by Israel.  Under the cover of total secrecy, and unknown to the world, Syria had almost achieved a fully functioning...

The Escape Artists, by Neal Bascomb, is the fascinating story of British POW’s imprisoned in German camps during WWI.  Quoting from the back cover of the book, “In the trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots might avoid death only to find...

This fascinating and masterful work, The Rabbi & The Nuns, by R’ Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, documents life lessons learned in the twenty years that R’ Dr. Twerski spent as the director of the psychiatric department at St. Francis General Hospital in Pittsburgh, runs by...

This wonderful (English) sefer (book), Sparkling Speech (Israel Bookshop), authored by R’ Elysha Sandler of Far Rockaway, NY, is an important compilation of many clearly elucidated, profound, and impactful insights on the topic of sanctity and purity of speech.  The sefer is easy to read on...